Dr. Anderson is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology and Director of the Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship program both at Oregon State University. She received her PhD from Washington State University. Dr. Anderson's research focuses on environmental exposure of contaminants, contaminant mixtures and development of novel bio-analytical technologies for assessing bioavailability in multi-contaminant environments. Dr. Anderson is the project leader for a long-term research project funded by the Superfund Research Program, NIEHS: Biological Response Indicator Devices for Gauging Environmental Stressors (BRIDGES). Dr. Anderson was recruited by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) to develop and lead a new program of international scope, briefly to design bio-analytical technologies to conduct environmental assessment for use in setting of protective standards for human and environmental health. Current research is also focused on further development of a personal wristband passive sampler a silicone-based passive sampling device structured as a wristband, which has the potential to greatly expand the possibilities for developing quantitative measures of exposures in humans.
Dr. Anderson has more than 50 referred articles, a text on the Analysis of Inorganic Contaminants and holds 4 patents. Dr. Anderson has served on numerous panels and committees, to name a few, the Board of Directors for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America, Chair of the Chemist Steering Committee for SETAC, and Expert Advisory Panel for the Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres.